Since news broke about the arrest of Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola better known as Naira Marley, several Nigerians and celebrities have given their opinions and reactions to his arrest but Nigerian Singer Simi who Naira Marley had earlier accused her of snubbing him at an event had chosen to stay quiet.
Before his arrest, Naira Marley had taken to his Instagram handle to call out Simi for allegedly snubbing him at an event over his stance on cybercrime. In a picture post of him on April 22, he wrote;
@symplysimi I saw u at d homecoming last night, u look sad & upset.. why? Am I a yahoo boy?
However, in an interview with Beat FM, Simi used to opportunity to clear the air saying,
To be honest with you, I have zero issues with Naira Marley, I don’t have anything against him, he is not my enemy.
We are not friends, we are not enemies. I saw him coming, we did not make eyes contacts, he did not talk to me, I did not talk to him.
It is funny because he didn’t do anything to me, he did not directly disrespect me…he is not the first person that would say what he is saying.
I’m not a stupid person, I’m not going to antagonize you because I’m not dumb. I like to mind my business. Probably he saw something and said something else.
But he never spoke to me, he didn’t approach me and I saw that and I said whatever makes you happy.
And for me I’m a big picture person, I look at the big picture and if you are not in the picture, I’m not going to stress myself
Although Simi has remained quiet amidst the whole drama about Naira Marley with the anti-graft agency, a follower on Instagram recently made her open up. In a question and answer session on Instagram Story, a fan quizzed the Nigerian songbird about Naira Marley’s arrest and how she feels about the development. Simi responded with a very simple answer ”No.”
Naira Marley is presently being held at a prison in Lagos over his alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. His bail application hearing is billed for Thursday, May 30, 2019.